Table of Contents

Intellectual milestones in our understanding and treatment of pain.
Pain terms and taxonomies of pain.
Peripheral pain mechanisms and nociceptor sensitization.
Substrates of spinal cord nociceptive processing.
Modulation of spinal nociceptive processing.
Supraspinal mechanisms of pain and nociception.
Psychological aspects of pain.
Indivdual differences in pain: the roles of gender, ethnicity, and genetics.
Functional neuroanatomy of the nociceptive system.
Clinical trials.
Sociocultural dimensions of pain management.
Ethical issues in pain management.
Ethical issues in the care of dying patients.
Laws and policies affecting pain management.
Litigation involving pain management.
Opioid policy, availability, and access in developing and nonindustrialized countries.
Medical evaluation of the chronic pain patient.
Electrodiagnostic evaluation of acute and chronic pain syndromes.
Diagnostic imaging of pain.
Measurement of pain.
Psychological and psychosocial evaluation.
Disability evaluation in painful conditions.
Multidisciplinary assessment of patients with chronic pain.
Painful neuropathies.
Complex regional pain syndrome.
Phantom pain.
Herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia.
Central pain states.
The psychophysiology of pain.
Pain and learning.
Psychiatric illness, depression, anxiety, and somatoform pain syndromes.
The psychology of addiction.
The doctor-patient relationship in pain management: dealing with difficult clinician-patient interactions.
Joint pain.
Myofascial pain syndrome.
Pain of dermatologic disorders.
Pain due to vascular causes.
Pain due to thoracic outlet syndrome.
Pain following spinal cord injury.
Epidemiology, prevalence, and cancer pain syndromes.
Mechanisms, assessment, and diagnosis of pain due to cancer.
Cancer pain: principles of management and pharmacotherapy.
Interventional pain therapies.
Pain caused by cancer of the head and neck and oral mucositis --. Cancer-related bone pain.
Cancer-related visceral pain.
Radiotherapy and chemotherapy in cancer pain management.
Cancer pain in children.
Acute pain management in children.
Acute pain in adults.
Regional anesthesia techniques for acute pain management.
Burn pain.
Persistent pain in children.
Pain in the older person.
Obsteric pain.
Pain and sickle cell disease.
Pain in human immunodeficiency virus disease.
The treatment of chronic pain in patients with history of substance abuse.
Compliance monitoring in chronic pain management.
Noncardiac chest pain.
Abdominal, peritoneal, and retroperitoneal pain.
Pelvic pain in females.
Pelvic pain in males.
Cranial neuralgias.
Facial pain.
Neck and arm pain.
Chest wall pain.
Lower extremity pain.
Acute low back pain.
Chronic low back pain.
Surgery for low back pain.
Failed back surgery syndrome.
Psychological screening of spine surgery candidates.
Rational pharmacotherapy for pain.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and acetaminophen.
Opioid analgesics.
Skeletal muscle relaxants and analgesic balms.
Neuropathic pain pharmacotherapy.
Anger and pain.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain.
Pain and anxiety and depression.
Relaxation and imagery techniques.
Group therapy for chronic pain.
Motivating pain patients for behavioral change.
Basic concepts in biomechanics and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Pain rehabilitation.
Assessment and treatment of chemical dependency.
Physical therapy agents.
Exercise therapy for low back pain.
Complementary and alternative medicine.
Peripheral nerve stimulation.
Spinal cord stimulation.
Motor cortex and deep brain stimulation.
Diagnostic and therapeutic nerve blocks.
Epidural steroid injections.
Intrathecal drug delivery in the management of pain.
Intradiscal therapies for low back pain.
Neurolytic blockade for noncancer pain.
Surgery of the peripheral nervous system as a treatment for pain.
The surgical management of trigeminal neuralgia.
Ablative neurosurgical procedures for chronic pain.
Interdisciplinary chronic pain management: perspectives on history, current status, and future viability.
Spine clinics.
Pain management in primary care.
Pain management at the end of life.
Training pain specialists.
Emergencies in the pain clinic.
Pain management in the emergency department.
Pain management in the intensive care unit.
The future of pain medicine: an epilogue.